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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 10:51 PM
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178. Thanks for taking the time to post all of that.
I do think you may have missed my question about the 2K4 Exit Poll's current relevancy.

Don't get me wrong. The exit poll discussion is what originally got me to question the election in December of that year. Not that I was convinced by it. But I was certainly motivated to look closer and what I learned, apart from the questions surrounding the exit polls, was that there were enough anomolies to sway the election result.

So the Exit Poll was a good catalyst those years ago. But now??? It seems Bowen's work, for a good example, has had the ability to get people from around the nation to take pause.

Getting people to think about the use of computers will lead them to question the security of such an arrangement. I don't think saying, "Kerry won and the exit poll proves it", is nearly as effective. And I really believe (though admit that I don't know) that he won. It was really proven that Gore won, but look who remained in the White House.

Using exit polls as a check against the election management system may not be a bad idea. But just saying that is a lot easier than designing and implementing it let alone giving it some force of law. That's why I favor auditing.

Hey, TIA. If you're reading this...would you lend your talents to efforts like http://electionaudits.org ?



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